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Photos of New I-73/I-74 Segment Through Asheboro

The new section of I-73/I-74 through Asheboro was completed last week. I was e-mailed some photos from a follower of my website, JC Austin, and thought I would post them here first before putting them on my I-73 Segment 8 page.

First, the new overhead signage at the US 64/NC 49 interchange (only the support poles were up when I was last there in early August):
Do you think they should have Winston-Salem as one of the control cities for North I-73/West I-74? Maybe they'll change it after the I-74 freeway is completed by next April.

Here are some examples of the new Interstate signage replacing the Future I-73/74 shields (for North I-73/West I-74 anyway) at the new Exit 68 for Business 220 and NC 134:
Above approaching the southbound on-ramp and below, the northbound ramp:
Here are some of the new overheads on the highway itself, here northbound at US 64/NC 49, new Exit 72):
And here are the overheads for the left-hand NC 42 exit heading south, Exit 74:

Last, we have one of the new …

I-93 Signage Update

I took advantage of the first (and seemingly now, only) real good weather day of the week to take a quick road trip up I-93 north of Boston to check out the progress of the two sign replacement projects nearing completion. On my way, I checked out progress on the rehabilitation of the Neponset River Bridge which carries MA 3A from Quincy to Boston. Work has been going on for three years, and the work is now almost completed. Last week they opened all the lanes northbound...
Here's the view approaching Neponset Circle, not jammed with traffic as usual:
 The I-93 on-ramp, still with 1980s overhead signage (more below) lies just beyond. Meanwhile, while they still have restrictions southbound, new signage has gone up (and on the northbound side as well):
The 3A sign on the right seems to have some spacing issues at the top. The signs though are an improvement over the 1970s era signs they replaced.

I-93 Signage
A. Southern Project (Somerville to Wilmington)
Work on the southern projec…